The building materials giant is a major consumer of energy.
In 2021, its overall bill amounted to 1.5 billion euros, for a turnover of more than 44 billion euros.
And the group has warned that the rise in energy and raw material prices will increase its rating by 3 billion euros between 2021 and 2022. A movement that will continue in 2023.
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To answer it, the group is firing on all cylinders.
“We have multiplied short-term and medium-term measures
,” explains Benoît d'Iribarne, deputy general manager of Saint-Gobain in charge of technology and industrial performance.
For the short term, Saint-Gobain is installing sensors coupled with artificial intelligence in its factories, offices and warehouses
better manage its energy
It has also decided to invest 100 million euros per year to better insulate its buildings, recover heat in the factory or modify certain production processes.
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